Imagine if you can gather all the people in an organization and get them all going in one direction, you could win any market, delete the competition and achieve unlimited success. But the truth is that there are no recipes towards building the perfect teamwork or harmony but there are many pitfalls that we fall victims to that we can avoid and many steps we can take to build a more positive work culture that in return get us going towards our destination.
In this article I’m going to go through some steps to implement a better positive structure and how can you avoid falling into some common dysfunctional pitfalls.
Steps towards a more positive work culture
We often use the term trust a lot, that the word lost its impact. But the type of trust I’m aiming for is impenetrable based trust. Great teamwork embraces debate, conflict, and feedback. By admitting their mistakes, weakness and their concerns without fear they can work closer, help each other and be more creative in completing tasks.
Embracing feedback and small contributions
Team members need to contribute their opinions and feel that their opinion has an impact. Successful teams know that their voices have been heard, understood and responded to. You know that your team lacks in commitment when you set down to make a decision and everyone agrees and moves on due to the fear of conflict or not getting recognized.
Establishing communication channels
In an era dominated by communication apps and platforms, you might think we reached a great state which everyone can express their opinions and engage in constructive dialogues. But because of the constant conflict, tension, and lack of trust in the workspace, you find yourself confined to a false sense of harmony. Always have open communication channels where people can openly express their opinion, have constructive debates and conflict that ends up solving issues presented.
Creating measurable results
The score is what matters at the end of the match, they determine whether you won or lost. When it comes to success results comes from effort. That doesn’t mean that individual contributions are neglected or doesn’t need to be praised. Always define goals whether for the outcome of a meeting or to measure the growth of your business that leaves no room for avoiding accountability.
Passing it to you
The journey towards building a positive work culture and a successful team doesn’t end and it comes down to a continuous cycle of practicing positive principles and improving the process.